BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown color with brown head. I smell raisins, apple, orange and chocolate. I taste all of the same with malt, yeast, brown sugar, and dried fruit. Wonderful Ale!!!!
sinfull (951) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color , good beige head. Aroma of dark fruits , yeast , spices and malt. Balanced taste of malt , fruits , some citrus , honey. Very gentle beer , especially for beer with 9 % ABV.
ttoadee (785) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, solid tan head. Nose is yeast, dark fruit, and a splash of alcohol. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries and dark roasted malt. Finish shows a bit more alcohol, and some lightly woody hop character. Went really nice with a pork barley stew.
nilsas (1883) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Duft av frukter, rosin og krydder.
Utseende: Mørk brun farge-
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frisk smak av frukter, noe sødme i avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøp/Nydtt@Melkebaren tasting med Ingve
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@9%, Når@20-01-2015
Kommentar: Nydelig øl som gjerne smakes om igjen.
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.
A - brew smells fruity, spicy, a bit malty, and boozy.
A - Pours beautifully. Very dark Amber and an appropriate level of murkiness for a Belgian. The light tan head looks silky as ever!
T - taste is fruity and boozy up front, which continues through the middle of the sip while revealing some maltiness. The finish reflects spices and a hint of pine.
P - Feels wonderful in my mouth! Beer is full-bodied with a tight carbonation. Smooth, but very bubbly.
O - Definitely a great beer. I am a very big fan of Belgian ales and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s true to the Belgian strong dark ale style--Big, fruity, spicy, and boozy. It doesn’t push the style’s boundaries by any means. But I don’t think that’s what the brewers at Brooklyn set out to do with this beer. So with that, I consider this beer a success!
"Never turn your back on your beer."
tderoeck (5510) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1413)
Clear brown beer, irregular beige creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, red fruits, rhubarb, red berries, bit of caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, some caramel, dried fruits, soft sourness, little bitter, banana. Aftertaste: caramel, hoppy, dried fruits, some liquorish, bit watery.
artmcd8 (1902) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy deep brown with a huge light brown head. I’d say over carbed a bit. Aromas of sweet malts, light dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a clean finish, slightly metallic.
erickok (3959) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown body, clean. Brown malts, bready, spice, dark sweetness. American yeast but not dull at all. Not extreme but we’ll made. Perhaps a bit too much co2 in the nose. Looks and drinks great though. Well developed! (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating from September 2010....Its brown with a tan colored head....not much aroma....birch beer flavor...weird but true....muddled malts and hops play into this mix....its just ok for me
thebeernurse (10) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Brooklyn Local so good it seems to have altogether stopped the series. Sometimes, diving into a large bottle can be daunting, but this one is truly smooth, with great honeyish elements that I find hard to refrain from angrily chugging. Fridge beers come and fridge beers go, but this is a stand-by, almost always on hand for me and my thirst. That’s all.
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: quite malty, very sweet, somewhat fruity.
TASTE: dark fruits, malty, nothing special overall.